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27th July 2010, 09:23 PM #1
Have I got this right? My head was trying to get me to throw some CRT monitors away at th end of term and as a quick solution suggested they could go to the local household waste recycling/tip.
I said that as we are classed as a business not household, we had to dispose of our monitors via a company that would give a WEEE certificate and that we couldn't just dump them at the local tip. Does anyone know the legal position for schools disposing of IT waste?
27th July 2010, 09:43 PM #2
Our local tip would only take CRT screens if they were private owned not business (or education). Used a company last year that only charged £75.00 for around 20 items (fully certified). Have been recommended these guys to try this time. PRM Green Technologies Ltd - Free IT Disposal & Recycling for all - Welcome. Looks to be a totally FREE certified service.
27th July 2010, 10:07 PM #3
AFAIK you'll need to make sure you're in a position to prove equipment has been disposed of responsibly if ever you need to (we have many WEEE certficates from several disposals over recent years). There are a fair few companies that will collect anything for free so definately don't pay anyone to take anything away. Some companies are picky and want "X spec desktops" (I guess these are the ones that refurb equipment and sell it on themself), however there are enough companies that will take anything for free. Quick search should return these companies.
27th July 2010, 10:18 PM #4
Definitely WEEE. If a council inspector tied one to your school, the fine could be significant.
28th July 2010, 11:03 AM #5
Thanks everyone, we used a local company last time that only charged £15 for any quantity of monitors and provided us with the Weee paperwork, I just needed to check I had my facts right as I was under immense pressure from the head and deputy to dispose of the monitors there and then.
I stood my ground and said if one of our monitors turned up in a layby somewhere - I won't be the one going to prison as I'm too far down the food chain.
30th July 2010, 12:32 PM #6
That's who we used last year so I can definitely recommend them. If they take away any desktops or laptops, after a few weeks they will send you a data destruction certificate.
Originally Posted by SDM01
*Edit: And they are free.
30th July 2010, 12:58 PM #7
Do generally wipe the hard drive even if you are having the data destroyed?
30th July 2010, 01:15 PM #8
Not usually as the computers don't hold any personal data anyway. If there is any doubt that they do then yes.
Originally Posted by chrbb
6th August 2010, 09:13 AM #9
Stone Group IT Recycling
Drop these guys a line......Am just in the process of getting them in, and they don't charge.
Also, they do HD wipes for free.
I think that the more we can get for free....the less is taken out of our budget, so it has to be worth investigating.
6th August 2010, 04:47 PM #10
c:\documents and settings\%USERNAME%
Originally Posted by 36Degrees
7th August 2010, 10:45 AM #11
We have a script that deletes them all on start up on the classroom PCs so it is only the admin machines and laptops that we need worry about.
Originally Posted by oxide54
7th August 2010, 10:47 AM #12
thats a good idea, might nick that one!
Originally Posted by 36Degrees
technically any user's profile that logged on the last time the computer was on would still be on there, if the script operates at startup and not shutdown.
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